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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder that affects movement. It occurs when nerve cells in the brain don’t produce enough of a neurotransmitter called dopamine, leading to symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination. While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, treatments such as medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms and improve quality of life.

Today is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day, a time to remember and support those living with Parkinson’s disease. It’s a tough condition that affects people in different ways, but one thing that really helps is care at home.

According to an analysis carried out by Parkinson’s UK, 1 in 37 people will receive a Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis in their lifetime.

Living with Parkinson’s means dealing with all sorts of challenges and that’s where Guardian Angel Carers step in, offering a helping hand where you need it most, with personalised support tailored to your needs, so you can feel safe and comfortable in your own home. One of the best things about care at home is that it lets you keep your independence. You can still do things your way while getting the assistance you need to make life a bit easier. Home care isn’t just about physical help. It’s also about having someone there to talk to and lean on when things get tough. Having that emotional support can make a big difference in how you cope with Parkinson’s. Homecare also provides a sense of continuity and familiarity that can be incredibly comforting for those with Parkinson’s Disease. Being in a familiar environment surrounded by caring faces can ease anxiety and contribute to overall well-being.

Assistive technology is designed to support individuals throughout their day and with different tasks. These can allow an individual to be independent and help with any movement issues. Some technology used for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease can include:

  • Grabrails.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Walking frames & wheelchairs.
  • Bath and shower seats.
  • Raised toilet seats.
  • Satin sheets for ease of movement.
  • Rope ladders.
  • Standing aids & hoists.

All Guardian Angel Care Angels undergo comprehensive training to effectively support clients with ease of movement and assistive technology.

So, on Parkinson’s Awareness Day, let’s take a moment to appreciate our Care Angels and other professionals who make home care possible. You’re making a real difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease, we couldn’t appreciate you more! Thank you for all that you do.